Unlisted Brand • Bottega Veneta EDP • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is so amazingly sexy. It smells like sheer fabric with the ghostly traces of womanly perfume. I can see where some say it can be a masculine scent due to the wood notes but for me it's strictly feminine as a whole. I picture a cedar drawer filled with pretty lace panties that have all been worn for 5 short minutes by a beautiful woman. They smell of warm skin, sheer fabric and intoxicating traces of light perfume. I sadly can't even recall how I stumbled upon it. Maybe when I was looking at reviews for other scents on a perfume review website... Anyway I followed the trail all the way to eBay and bought 3 sample sprays so I could see what all the fuss was about. I'm down to two and I use them sparingly because...I'm getting a Bottega Veneta gift set for Christmas!! If I run out before then...I will fret like a baby. Will not be wearing it and therefore wasting it, during that time of the month, if you get my drift.
I'd really love to tell you exactly what this smells like but it's so hard to describe. It smells dry, woody like a cedar & sandalwood blend, tangy like unsweetened fruit, vanilla-like with an added sweetwood feel in the dry down. Add some ethereal flowers that smell unlike anything you've ever smelled, sweet warm skin and a dash of clean laundry that's been rinsed in herbal water and dried in the sun...in France or Italy, and you have a masterpiece. My review is disjointed but hopefully creates a patchwork description of this unbelievable perfume. This is THE one for me. The one perfume of many that I own that I may never divulge to my friends. If they tell me I smell good, I'll smile and reply with, "Thank you." If they ask me what it's called...well, I think I might say something like, "It's one of those paper strips from a magazine and I can't recall what it was." :D
Edited to add that I can't believe I didn't even mention the leather note. It's definitely one of the topmost notes in this but I think it's so well-balanced and mild that it gives the perfume its 'warm skin' feeling. Think of the most supple, soft and buttery thin leather with a sheer layer of intoxicating sweetness. You want to put it right to your nose and breathe in slowly and deeply because it's just that good.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Ladies do you get lasting power with this one? For me my impression is a lovely aroma. This fragrance in my opinion is very unisex without being masculine or feminine. I think either sex can wear it without offense.
I am getting a comforting spice, a leather and a warm fall feeling with this fragrance. There is nothing offensive or unappealing about this scent to me. The only thing I am noticing is a weak lasting power with limited strength. I would think for the price this would be very long lasting and a strong performer.
UPDATE: I wanted to give this another test. Sometimes I do think our noses can get tired or accustom to scent. I reapplied and it appears to have decent lasting power. Still I feel that the price tag is not justified.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Lost my love for this now that RHIANNA ROGUE HAS COPIED IT AND its not special anymore......
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I think this scent is something special, I loved it at first whiff so I got the little purse spray. This is a cold fragrance perfect for autumn or spring, more suede then leathery and it smells faintly floral/fruity. Really something different that you should try out before you buy, this would not be recommended for a blind buy. Although I love it, I find the lasting power quite pour for such an expensive fragrance, that's why I only gave it 3 lippies but I can also tell you that I would buy a bigger bottle when my purse spray runs out!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Bottega Veneta by Bottega Veneta is classified as a Floral Chypre, but I would describe this as a Fruity Chypre. The luxurious bottle evokes feminine leather, mirroring the juice inside. First, I will address the issue of fruity vs. floral. According to the note listing, bergamot and pink pepper contribute to the fruity aspect, but as mentioned by other reviewers, plum seems to be a noteworthy note. So, here we have fruity leather, and possibly a modern take on Mitsouko. However, if Mitsouko (pre-reformulation) is an attic-confined trunk full of dusty leather-bound books, then BV is a freshly polished library full of leather-bound books. The library is spacious, maybe a window is open, but the trunk full of books holds other strange archaic treasures waiting to be discovered. Perhaps this distinction embodies the divide between the “vintage” fragrances and contemporary compositions. In 2013, we are stuffed to the gills with stuff and gadgets, yet our pastoral sentiments point toward a “fresh” and simple ideal as we attempt to process the daily deluge of information. At the end of the day, we are simply too tired and overwhelmed to rummage through the attic. Also, 100 years ago, it was a sign of progress, and perhaps status, to leave the house smelling like the latest chemistry. Now, we associate “chemical” odors with toxicity while body odor is synonymous with poverty and ignorance; time for your huge dose of aldehydes and civet! So we long for a simple time, free of pollution and full of pastoral landscapes and “organic” gardens.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I love this perfume, it is warm , feminine and has a great staying power. perfect for winter, a small amount on the neck and wrists will do .not a teenie perfume
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
What, no comments on this sublime scent? Oh, well, I'll be too glad to volunteer.
Bottega Veneta is an Italian company that started making leather products. The company describes itself as: "... the leader in luxury fashion best known for its signature leather goods, including handbags, luggage and leather wallets." Sort of the Italian version of Coach and Louis Vuitton. They now came up with their signature scent ... and I shall always be grateful for that.
I don't have the ability to describe a scent according to its ingredients, so I will post the company's description: "From the very start, the olfactive identity of the brand appears through the original cross-combination of plum and pink pepper, which brings brightness and depth. A strong and charismatic note of sambac jasmine (a variety of jasmine less animal and more floral), reflects in the heart the elegance of the Bottega Veneta woman. Harmonious contrast between modernity and tradition, this fragrance continues to radiate through its specific leather accord—symbol and signature of Bottega Veneta fashion design."
It is a sublime scent. Classy, mature - as in grown-up, not "old lady," so the "young at any cost" need not panic - elegant. I went to an event where a woman was introducing a book she wrote about scent. I got stopped three times by women asking me what I was wearing. It also got rave reviews on the Saks and Nordie websites.
I strongly recommend this gorgeous scent. It's certainly not cheap, but it still does not reach the outlandish prices some places ask for niche perfumes that don't even deliver (Lucky Scents comes to mind). This one does. I get nothing but compliments from both men and women. I'm going to get a second bottle of this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I discovered this only recently. Found a sample of it in an old magazine when cleaning. I fell in love with it instantly. It smells great. Leathery, powdery, sweet.. very sexy and unique.. Goes great with leather jacket or any leather accessories. Love it. The only problem is the staying power is very, very poor. I have to reapply it very often so at least others can smell it on me. When they do, they all compliment me and ask what it is. I wish the company made its staying power better!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Green
This fragrance is soft, warm, complex and well rounded. I adore it! I feel very chic when I wear it.
True, the sillage could be more radiant, but it wears close to the skin and lasts all day - it gives you a feeling of intimacy. Would go well with silky lingerie and pearls!
On me, the dry down is musky, creamy and a little powdery. It also smells a little like pencil shavings, I really like that aspect. I only get a hint of citrus and leather, it's more like a soft woody floral on my skin. All in all, it makes for an interesting, sophisticated and memorable fragrance. It's a keeper in my collection!!
Notes of bergamot, Brazilian pink peppercorn, plum, lily of the valley, Sambac jasmine, leather, Indian patchouli and oakmoss.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Lollipop leather. Goes on really strong with a blast of patchouli which has a real mainstream feel. And it has a really nice leather note. Once well settled on skin it become much more pleasant. I am a Cuir de Russie fan but I guess this one is a nice modern take on leather. Definately feminine.